Monthly Archives: June 2017

Beyond “services” to meetings . . .

It’s time to let God go & let Him take control both of your life & of His gathered people. Churches have services; but ekklesia & AA & NA & Al-Anon have meetings. Practicing the presence of God by yourself … Continue reading

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Ekklesia’s worth 1,000 words (#UnconferenceNashville quotes)

Church looks to one person for ministry; ekklesia looks to one another. Here are a few quotes from people who attended UnconferenceNashville @ The Salvation Army Berry Street June 23-25. “Who knew? I thought that I would learn about ekklesia. … Continue reading

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Thoughts from a Jesus addict

I’m a Jesus addict, staying high on Him & looking to start a Jesus epidemic! I’ve found that true happiness is addiction to Jesus. Group meetings help Jesus addicts keep His fire burning in one another! O, what a relief … Continue reading

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A poem about an altar call

The beauty of an altar call, When people open their hearts And respond in obedience to God, Doesn’t have to be confined To a few minutes at the end Of a church service. Why not open up the meeting From … Continue reading

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Faith is a fight not a fiesta.

Faith is a fight not a fiesta. To love is to care deeply about someone, even if he/she disagrees with you. If your heart is full of love, your words will be, too! If you don’t learn to love, follow, … Continue reading

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Prayer sayings & inspiration

Prayer is heartfelt connection with God that goes beyond words. Jesus is my PrayPal. We talk together all day long! Prayer is not Amazon Prime. It often takes more time. Prayer is scrappy. It embraces good & refuses to be … Continue reading

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Preachers interesting & ordinary people boring?

Church acts like preachers are interesting & ordinary people are boring. (It could be the opposite.) Protestants made church a classroom. Perhaps church would be more effective as a prayer closet! The body of Christ is a team ministering together; … Continue reading

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